Early Intervention / ABA

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Behavior Therapy & Learning Center (Behavior TLC) is owned and operated by two Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s) dedicated to providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for individuals with Autism and other developmental and/or intellectual disabilities and their families. Behavior TLC services include a clinic-based day program, school consultation, parent and teacher training, social skills, and occasional in-home programs.

Day Program
•The BTLC Day Program focuses on acquiring new skills, maintaining existing skills and decreasing unwanted behaviors.
•This service is a clinic-based, one-on-one service.
•A portion of clinic time will also focus on caregiver training and sibling training if appropriate.
•The Day Program offers full time, half time, and hourly tuition packages.
•The hours are from 8:30-2:30, Monday through Friday
•This service focuses on assessment-based, individualized curriculum
•The clinic has a camera system for viewing sessions
•The Day Program schedule imitates a typical classroom including calendar time, art, and group games daily

In Home ABA
BTLC’s in home ABA programs are geared specifically to the families’ individual needs. In Home services are limited to those clients who are medically unable to travel to the clinic or for those clients whose behavior plans are specific to the home environment. Due to the high demand for in home services we have very limited availability and the ability to provide those services are at the discretion of the supervising BCBA. Club TLC-Afterschool Program
•BTLC offers an afterschool program Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30-5:30.
•This program focuses on homework help and social skills for our elementary-intermediate aged students.
•This program is individualized as each student receives one-on-one assistance
•Lesson plans geared towards clients’ specific goals as indicated by assessment and parent report.

For those clients whose needs do not fit into one of the above models, we do offer a consultation service. This service can be used on an hourly basis with one of our BCBA’s or BCaBA’s as a provider. Often the consultation service is a parent training program where the therapist meets with the parent to discuss issues and guides the parent to implement a behavior plan in the home. This service can also be used for one of our therapists to attend ARD meetings or provide training to other caregivers or family members.

Business Website Address: www.BehaviorTLC.com
Business Phone Number: 281-461-6888
Business Contact: Jennifer Strickland, BCBA
Address: 1001 Pineloch Drive, Suite 600, Houston, 77062
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FEAT-Houston is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to “improve the quality of life of those affected by developmental disabilities by increasing resources and providing information about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

FEAT sponsors workshops and meetings that provide training on effective treatment strategies for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and also provides information on ABA and special education law trainings through monthly emails and newsletters. Tuition reimbursement and conference stipend programs help support the development of ABA resources in the Greater Houston area and make it possible for more teachers and parents to learn about scientifically validated teaching methods for children, teens and adults with autism.

FEAT-Houston distributes a good newsletter which contains all sorts of classes and programs for autistic kids and their parents.

–A FEAT chapter for Clear Lake used to meet in the United Way building, but I’m not sure that group is still active.

Business Website Address: http://www.feathouston.org/
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The Learning Repertoire, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charity that works directly one on one with children with Autism, PDD, and any other developmental delay. They utilize applied behavior analysis principles (ABA), occupational therapy, and psychological services for treatment.

Business Website Address: http://www.tlrkids.com/
Business Phone Number: 832-864-1361
Business Contact: Kristina Motiejunas, M.S., BCBA
Address: 2637 Lazy Bend, Pearland, TX 77581
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The Reason for Hope is a Christian Pediatric Therapy Center providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, and Occupational Therapy to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Communication Disorders and/ or Behavior Disorders. They take insurance for some providers.

Business Website Address: www.thereasonforhope.com
Business Phone Number: 832-632-2177
Business Contact: Helen Adedipe, M.A., BCBA
Address: 1842 W. Main, League City, TX 77573
UHCL Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
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The UHCL Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities is composed of faculty and students in the Behavior Analysis, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Education graduate programs at UHCL. Its purpose is to train current and future professionals in ABA techniques and assessment, and to provide services to children and their families through partnerships with community organizations. Through CADD, graduate students in the Behavior Analysis program provide services to children and teachers in Clear Creek, Pasadena, and Pearland Independent School Districts. For more information, contact Dr. Dorothea Lerman at lerman@uhcl.edu.

Autism Assessment Services

Graduate students in the School Psychology Program provide evaluations for students on the autism spectrum under the supervision of faculty at the UHCL Psychological Services clinic. The evaluations are designed to identify the student’s condition, describe functioning levels across several domains, and make recommendations for intervention based on student needs and research-based practices. For more information, contact Dr. Gail Cheramie at cheramie@uhcl.edu.

Severe Behavior Disorders Research Clinic

This clinic offers assessment and treatment services to children of all ages who engage in severe problem behavior, such as self-injurious behavior, aggression, and property destruction. Services will be individualized and provided as part of ongoing studies designed to identify the most effective methods of reducing severe behavior disorders. Following the child’s participation in research, families will receive training in effective behavior management strategies to use at home. For more information, please visit the Severe Behavior Disorders Research Clinic website or contact Dr. Jennifer Fritz at behaviorclinic@uhcl.edu.

Group and Family Counseling

The Graduate Family Therapy Program is teaming up with CADD to provide therapy services for couples, single parents, and siblings of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. These services will be focused on managing stress and relationship issues that often arise when caring for a child with special needs. Dr. Matt Brown will oversee these services and conduct ongoing research related to family needs and effective support. For more information please email to brownm@uhcl.edu or call (281) 283-3304.

Verbal Behavior Clinic

The Verbal Behavior clinic provides empirically based individualized services to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and their families. These services include assessments, parent training, and the development of teaching procedures relating to language skills. Graduate students in the Applied Behavior Master’s program participate as the primary therapists, and each case is directly supervised by Dr. Sarah Lechago, BCBA-D, director of the clinic. Social skills training, which often includes language skills, is also conducted in the clinic. Services may also be provided in Spanish. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please contact Sarah Lechago at vbclinic@uhcl.edu.

Clinic and Home Services (Project ABA-SkIP)

Children receive individualized training designed to reduce problem behaviors and to develop age-appropriate social, self-help, school readiness and language skills. Family members and caregivers also learn how to continue the training methods at home.

Services are provided at the UHCL Psychological Services Clinic and in the community. In partnership with the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority (MHMRA) of Harris County, this project is being funded through a grant awarded by The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. To be eligible, children must be between the ages of 3 and 8 and diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. To request services, contact MHMRA Program Manager Melinda B. Benjumea at 713-970-8241. For more information, contact Dr. Dorothea Lerman at lerman@uhcl.edu.

Business Contact: Dr. Dorothea Lerman
Address: University of Houston Clear Lake
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We work with children ages 2yr – 10yr who are on the autism spectrum of disorders, PDD, AD/HD, appositionally defiant disorder, and typically-developing children with language, social skill deficit, and reading difficulties. Offering individual 1:1 discrete trial training, Verbal Behavior Training, Natural Environment Training, and Social Skills Play Groups.
We bring your child together with typically-developing peers as role models of use of language and play skills; verbal behavior training  teaches key pivotal response of “self-regulation” resulting in diminished aggression/tantrums, stimming, repetitive behaviors that impede acceptance/mainstreaming in  the schools.
We train Parents and Teachers in the application of behavioral principles. Now offering language to literacy program: SciLearn’s Fast ForWord instruction.  We utilize the VB-MAPP Protocol for assessments. Workshops on behavior management are available on request.   Art Therapy and Animal-assisted Therapy are provided.
Business Phone Number: 281-996-7907
Business Contact: Mary McClure
Address: 106 Pecan Drive, Friendswood TX 77546